Author

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.

Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.

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Author - Compensation
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
Woodbridge, Connecticut - Notable People
... the Second Circuit and Yale Law School professor David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman ...
Tove Jansson - Work - Author
... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...
Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... Hollywood actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... Jack Dunham, animator, television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born in ...

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    An able reader often discovers in other people’s writings perfections beyond those that the author put in or perceived, and lends them richer meanings and aspects.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)